Lots of things often go missing in a typical home. Pairs of sock become singles, keys roam, as does the tv remote, and lighters, tweezers and ink pens are seldom around when you want them. But when some things go missing, it’s a little more unusual. In my case, it’s the forks.
Now mind you, I can’t remember how many forks I originally had. They aren’t from any one silverware set, but the collection of 20 years of housekeeping. I would guess that I had approximately 10-12 forks at the beginning of the year, based on a visual memory of them filling up the fork slot of the silverware drawer. A few weeks ago, once I had all the dishes in the house washed, dried and put away(yes, this is kind of rare) I noticed that I am down to three. Three forks, huddling together in my drawer.
This struck me as very strange. There was no reason for those forks to have gone missing. Neither I or my husband ever take food out of the house that needs silverware. We never have company of any kind, much less the fork-thieving kind. A fork isn’t a very good tool for anything else, and likely to be carried off to be used as an impromptu screwdriver, putty spreader, pry bar, etc. I’ve searched the kitchen thoroughly over the past week, while I put down new contact paper in all the drawers and cabinets, and not one fork showed a single shiny tine. I’m baffled.
Any ideas? Any household mysteries of your own to share?